Originally Posted by fwan
I honestly believe its the parents education whether the child will learn to spell correctly or not.
I disagree on that being the
deciding factor when it comes to a child's ability to spell. My parents couldn't spell to save their lives, but I have always been a great speller! They have had me proof reading their documents since I was in the third grade!
I think it's a mix between laziness (or lack of interest) and education.. people don't expect much from other people today, and thus they don't expect much from themselves.
I never earned more than a C- past the fourth grade and dropped out my freshman year of high school. My last GPA was a 0.55! Yikes!
So coming from someone who's a complete idiot when it comes to book smarts
, normal healthy individuals who have access to a normal education have the ability to spell/learn to spell at the very least
Originally Posted by strange_wings
But, I suppose because I text using proper grammar and spelling I don't fall into the typical texting crowd? I'd be interested to know if anyone else actually does this.
My use of proper spelling, grammar and punctuation becomes an obstacle when I'm texting people outside of my network. Our plan will only send the first 160 characters of the messages to those on other networks, so I'm often sitting there trying to reword everything for the sake of English!
We're on Verizon and "IDK"
why they have a character limit on out-of-network bound messages.